- Kazan State Academy of Arts and Music
- Kazan State University of Arts and Music
- Kazan State Institute of Arts and Music
- Kazan State University of Music and Arts
Kazan State Conservatory named after N.G.Zhiganova is the main musical institution in Kazan. Kazan State Conservatory was opened in 1945. In 1997 Kazan Conservatory was declared the best musical institution of higher education of the country. From many years the Kazan State Conservatory working on the collection and study of Tatar folk music. In 1990 Kazan State Conservatory won the right for publishing and music publications. In 1997, Kazan State Conservatory opened the first Opera Studio. In recent years graduates of the Kazan Conservatory repeatedly become winners of reputable music competitions held in Russia and abroad. Today Kazan State Conservatory is one of the leading musical institutions of the Russian Federation. Here teachers learn from many regions of Russia. Kazan State Conservatory provides specializations in piano, organ, orchestral stringed instruments, orchestral wind and percussion instruments, vocal, choral conducting, folk instruments, musicology and composition.